Auditions

PRINCIPAL HORN AUDITION

Festival City Symphony Announces an opening for PRINCIPAL HORN. Runner-up will be offered Third Horn position.

AUDITION DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

TIME: 6:00–10pm, by appointment. Call Festival City Symphony at 414-365-8861. We will be scheduling audition appointments in AUGUST.

PLACE: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC), 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee, WI 53212. MYAC is located on the southwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Third St.) and Walnut St. (Pleasant St. to the east).

REQUIREMENTS: Please send your one-page resume by email or mail:
festivalcitysymphony@wi.rr.com
Festival City Symphony
3480 West Bradley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209

1. Prepare 10 minutes of solo material of your choice

2. REQUIRED ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS:

Beethoven, Symphony No. 2, 2nd mvt
Brahms, Symphony No. 3, 3rd mvt.
Haydn, Symphony No. 31, 2nd and 3rd mvts.
Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nocturne
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.
Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, opening
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvt.
Wagner, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

3. There may be sight reading.

Additional information and the opportunity to schedule audition appointments will become available on July 25th. Please contact us at: 414-365-8861 or festivalcitysymphony@wi.rr.com.

 

Sub List Audition Information

The Festival City Symphony audition committee listens to applicants unscreened. Interested musicians may contact us at any time.

The next sub list audition is Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 6–10 pm, by appointment only at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC). Contact us in August for more information at 414-365-8861 or festivalcitysymphony@wi.rr.com.

 

Current Audition Requirements

Prepare 10 minutes worth of SOLO MATERIAL preferably showing contrasting styles and/or tempi. This material can be drawn from concerti, sonatas, orchestral excerpts, etc.

Prepare required orchestral excerpts. (Please contact us for the list for your specific instrument.)

Be prepared for SIGHT READING, which is usually, but not always, drawn from the literature we are performing in the season for which you are auditioning.

Please email or snail mail your RESUME to FCS ahead of time.
FESTIVAL CITY SYMPHONY
3480 West Bradley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209
festivalcitysymphony@wi.rr.com

Additional information and the opportunity to schedule audition appointments will become available on July 25th. Please contact us at: 414-365-8861 or festivalcitysymphony@wi.rr.com.